Manang Air Helicopter Crash in Everest

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KATHMANDU, July 11 – In a heartbreaking incident on Tuesday, a Manang Air Helicopter crash in Everest which is carrying five foreign visitors on an Everest heli tour met a tragic end, killing all on board. Sagar Kadel, an airport officer, said it was planned to return to Kathmandu in the morning. Due to unfavorable weather circumstances, the ill-fated flight had to change its path, resulting in a horrific crash near Everest.

The helicopter, which took off from Surke in the Solukhumbu area, lost communication after only 15 minutes. Desperate attempts to reconnect were met with a miserable reaction, as the helicopter received only one “hello” message on Viber.

Rescuers, determined to find survivors, set out on a dangerous search trip. The crash debris was discovered spread throughout the rocky landscape of Lamjura Danda near Solukhumbu, a terrible reminder of the catastrophe that had occurred. 

According to Sita Adhikari, a regional official in the Solukhumbu district, rescuers found all six bodies, including those of five Mexican tourists and the pilot. Still, they were unfortunately “broken into pieces.”

The catastrophe has sent shockwaves across the Everest region, which is a popular destination for adventurers and mountaineers from all over the world. The circumstances surrounding the incident are currently being investigated by authorities, with meteorological conditions being a main focus. 

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Pravin Baniya

Pravin Baniya is a licensed local guide and a travel guide with a specialty in Everest Base Camp Trek. He has 10+ years of experience and is expert about the Everest region. As a guide, he has helped many travelers navigate the challenging terrain and provided them with valuable insights about the Everest Region.

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